AYDER Dreams Academy (DA) is a social responsibility initiative that aims to improve opportunities for persons with disabilities and social disadvantages in Turkey, to become active and productive individuals by using the arts and sports as a means.
AYDER Dreams Academy recognizes the strength of arts and sports as one of the most important tool for building creative and productive individuals among the society. Targeting persons with disabilities and social disadvantages in Turkey, this social responsibility project aims at enabling the focus group to produce new ideas and to participate actively and equally into the society.
Since Nov 2008, DA has provided art and sports workshops on various branches. Those workshops are as the followings; Dancing, Drama-Theatre, Fashion Design, Dj, Film Making-Video, Musical Instruments, Painting, Photography, Rhythm, and Personal Development, Mountain Bike Team, Climbing Wall, Scuba Diving etc.
AYDER Dreams Academy Project is realized with the financial support of Turkey Vodafone Foundation in cooperation with Alternative Life Association (AYDER), United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and Turkish Ministry of Development.
Additionally, national and international non-governmental organisations supported the establishment and development of AYDER Dreams Academy such as Istanbul Rotary Club, Beşiktaş and Ataşehir Municipalities. Role in the project is organising a music festival in cooperation with other partner countries in Istanbul during the evaluation workshop.